b. 1979 in Sydney, Australia
Lives and works in Sydney, Australia
Tara Marynowsky’s art practice embraces painting, drawing, collage, video and installation. She investigates the uncanny and uses wry humour to explore personal emotions and feelings associated with womanhood. With influences drawn from archival artefacts, European fables and art history her subjects are riddled with nostalgia and themes of cultural belonging and identity. She questions westernized beauty within this context. Working in a fragmented modus she often creates multiple works which when accumulated result in the form of an installation or series. Her work has an unmistakable hand-made aesthetic and she often uses watercolour to render her intimate works on paper.
In 2002 Marynowsky received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (honours) at the College of Fine Arts, Sydney. Her work has been exhibited in international group exhibitions including Hors Pistes at Centre Pompidou, Paris (2009) and Invitation on Paper at Chi Chi Potter Gallery, Copenhagen (2012). In 2019 Marynowsky presented a major body of work titled Coming Attractions for ‘The National’ at Carriageworks.
She has held several solo shows in Sydney and Melbourne and has undertaken an artist residency supported by the City of Sydney.